Beyond Horizons

Atelier Nord is pleased to present the programme Beyond Horizons as part of Tromsø International Film Festival 2015 (TIFF). Beyond Horizons focuses on artists that question the governance of natural ressources in Northern Norway and the High North, including the right to land and sea.

The films shown in the program also relate to a tradition within visual art dealing with Northern Norway. Since the 15th Century Northern Norway has been a popular motive for scientists, artists and travellers. While an outside gaze for a long time characterized the schema of Northern Norway within visual arts, the creation of a Northern Norwegian identity and the revitalisation of Sami and Kven culture contributed to the creation of an inside gaze from 1970s and onwards.

The screening will take place on Wednesday 14th of January 1PM at Verdensteateret. The programme will be followed by a debate which will take place at 3.15PM at KulturHuset, Verkstedet regarding the governance of natural resources in the north, with the various films included in the programme as a starting point.

Beyond Horizons is curated by Hanne Hammer Stien and produced by Ivar Smedstad and Nina Toft. Participating artists are Geir Tore Holm, Siri Hermansen, Matti Aikio, Karianne Stensland, Tanya Busse, Emilija Skarnulyte, Kjetil Berge and Oliver Ressler.

For more information on the various works in the programme, click here.

Beyond Horizons